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A Notice of Winding Up Order refers to a legal document that signifies the initiation of the winding up process for a company. It is typically issued by the court and serves as an official notification that a winding up order has been made against the company.

Winding up, also known as liquidation, is a formal insolvency procedure that involves the orderly closure of a company’s affairs. It is initiated when a company is deemed unable to pay its debts or when it is just and equitable to wind up the company.

When a winding up order is issued, it means that the court has determined that the company should be liquidated and its assets distributed to its creditors. The order is typically made following the presentation of a winding up petition, either by the company itself (voluntary winding up) or by its creditors (compulsory winding up).

The Notice of Winding Up Order is an important document that informs creditors, shareholders, and other interested parties that the company is being wound up. It usually includes details such as the date of the winding up order, the court in which it was issued, and the appointed liquidator who will oversee the liquidation process.

Upon the issuance of the winding up order, the company enters into the liquidation phase. The appointed liquidator takes control of the company’s assets, assesses its debts, and proceeds with the orderly realization of assets to repay creditors to the extent possible.

It is important for creditors, shareholders, and other interested parties to carefully review the Notice of Winding Up Order, as it signifies the commencement of the winding up process and the implications it has for their respective claims and interests. They may need to engage with the liquidator and follow any instructions or requirements provided in the notice.

These notices are filed with Companies House against the registered company number. All UK company liquidation notices and updates are tracked centrally by Doorda.